Thursday, April 14, 2011

Revisit the To-Do-List

Revisit the To-Do-List . . .

I've finished the first task and am now working on the next two - at the same time.

My goal is to have the first draft of the YA book finished by April 12th, 50,000 words. As of today, I have over 50,000 words! Hold the applause, the manuscript is a mess, no editing has been done, it's incredibly hard to manage so many words, so many pages - my hat goes off to the real authors!

The second project is to complete (2) paintings for a June juried exhibition. The show requires an entry of (2) paintings, to show the judges that you are capable of producing a cohesive body of work. The prize is two-fold for (5) winners - first they will win money, hundreds of monies, and secondly, the five winners together will have a show next March 2012. I won 6 years ago, and 2 years ago I won honorable mention. I feel like winning again. (That was my ego talking.) So, I am planning two paintings in the style that is now mine - abstract realism and black outlines. I need to find a better description for my style. 

Here I am showing my two honorable mentions from 2009:

 "The Raven" and "Punchinello"

My Current To-Do-List
1. Blog twice a week - this is my accountability anchor
done - (6) paintings for Riverview Gallery (due for delivery the end of March)
2. YA Book project (finish first draft, April 12, 2011)
3. (2) paintings for the Rottler exhibit (June 1, 2011)
4. 1st picture book project (illustrate, story is done)
5. 2nd picture book project (re-write story & illustrate)
6. Art Journal (do this when ever I need fun, paint and glue are my stress relievers)


  1. You. are. amazing. I love love love these! I can't wait to see the WINNING artwork you come up with for this year!!!

    I still say 'congrats' on the manuscript ... my mom is a published writer, and I know what hard work goes into even a short piece. I am in awe of anyone who can do that!

  2. You are you ever sleep?
    Go for you to stay on track with your you coach the organization-impaired?



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